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Infrastructure and Drainage Improvement Projects​

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Wayne Township Drainage Improvements
Project Number Construction Cost Construction Start Construction Complete
SD-25-172 $1.3M Nov. 2017 Oct. 2018
Project Description Fact Sheet​​
This project will address the drainage concerns of two locations in Wayne Township: one near the intersection of 37th Street and Lafayette Road, and the other near the intersection of Washington and S Burke streets. Both locations will include the installation of new infrastructure assets (pipe and inlets) as well as vegetation management activities and the resurfacing of several local streets.
Meetings 9/14/17 - Wayne Twp Fire Training Facility

SE Franklin Twp Drainage Improvements -- Phase 1
Project Number Bid Date Construction Start Construction Complete
SD-49-003 Oct. 2017 Dec. 2017 Dec. 2018
Project Description Fact Sheet​​​
DPW Project SD-49-003 Phase 1 will address drainage issues at four locations in southeast Franklin Township: along Hickory Road north of Indian Creek Road; along Acton Road from its intersection with McGregor Road nearly to Exchange Street; along Southeastern Avenue and Edgewood Ave​nue near their intersection, along with Village Drive and Sunset Drive; and at the intersection of Maze Road and Acton Road. Improvements will include the installation of hybrid ditches and/or culverts or other drainage infrastructure assets.
Meetings 6/13/16 - Little Creek Elementary
10/19/17 - Franklin Road Public Library branch

Upper Pogues Run Regional Detention Basin
Project Number Construction Cost Construction Start Construction Complete
SD-21-001 $1.8M May 2018 Nov. 2018
Project Description Fact Sheet
This project will modify the current soccer field at Richardt Park in the City of Lawrence to serve as a detention basin, temporarily collecting and storing stormwater during and after a major rain event.​​
Meetings 2/6/18 - Lawrence Public Assembly Room

Little Eagle Creek Levee Rehab (Segment LEC-01)
Project Number Construction Cost Construction Start Construction Complete
LD-24-005 $1.3M March 2018 Nov. 2018
Project Description Fact Sheet​
This project will provide needed rehabilitation to the Little Eagle Creek levee segment LEC-01 (generally along Little Eagle Creek between Washington Street and Cossell Road). This rehabilitation will continue the flood protection for the Pondarosa, Central Greens and Hawthorne neighborhoods.​
Meetings 1/9/18 - Christel House Academy West

Northside Neighborhood Drainage Improvements
Project Number Construction Cost Construction Start Construction Complete
SD-04-066 $375K April 2018 Aug. 2018
Project Description Fact Sheet​
Construction near the intersection of Sargent Road and Fall Creek Road; and along E 75th Street will include a combination of drainage ditch improvements, pipe installation and erosion control tactics. As of December 2017, the original Brendon Forest Drive segment of this project was divided into a separate quote due to land aquisition delays.
Meetings 8/8/17 - Castleton Christian Church

Little Eagle Creek Levee Segment LEC-4 Rehab
Project Number Construction Cost Construction Start Construction Complete
LD-16-001 $5.2M April 2018 Nov. 2018
Project Description Fact Sheet​
The Little Eagle Creek Levee Rehabilitation project will meet FEMA requirements by addressing known levee deficiencies, including: lack of freeboard and tie-in to high ground, closure rehabilitation or construction, structural improvements, tree clearing, and interior drainage improvements.
Meeting 5/16/17 - Wesley UMC

Bean Creek Drainage Improvements - Area 6
Project Number Construction Cost Construction Start Construction Complete
SD-33-057E $1.5M May 2018 Nov. 2018
Project Description Fact Sheet​​​​
This neighborhood drainage improvement in Center Township (bounded generally by Prospect Street, Southeastern Avenue, Terrace Avenue, and Worcester Avenue) will include the installation of hybrid ditches to help alleviate drainage issues in the afffected neighborhood as well as patching and resurfacing of designated streets. It is part of a series of drainage improvement projects in the Bean Creek watershed.​
Meetings 3/22/18 - Indy Lighthouse Charter School

Bean Creek Drainage Improvements - Area 4
Project Number Construction Cost Construction Start Construction Complete
SD-33-057G $960K July 2018 Nov. 2018
Project Description Fact Sheet​​​​​
This neighborhood drainage improvement in Center Township (bounded generally by Minnesota Street, Southeastern Avenue, Emerson Avenue, Sloan Avenue and Emerton Avenue) will include the installation of hybrid ditches to help alleviate drainage issues in the afffected neighborhood as well as patching and resurfacing of designated streets. It is part of a series of drainage improvement projects in the Bean Creek watershed.​
Meetings 6/14/18 - Indy Lighthouse Charter School

Ivy Hills Neighborhood Drainage Improvements
Project Number Construction Cost Construction Start Construction Complete
SD-05-043 $2.5M Sept. 2018 June 2019
Project Description Fact Sheet​​
DPW Project SD-05-043 will include drainage improvements in several locations of the Ivy Hills neighborhood, including the intersections of Graham Road with Barnstable Court and with Attleboro Court; near the intersections of N Whittier Place with Susan Drive and with Kilmer Lane; and along E 79th Street to Allisonville Road. The project will also include the retrofit of the pond east of Rucker Road to increase its capacity. This project will be in conjunction with DPW project CL-05-001, a culvert replacement in 2018 near 7968 Rucker Road.​
Meetings 5/7/18 - Cross & Crown Lutheran Church
11/17/16
7/14/16

Rehabilitation of Federal Levees - Downtown Indy
Project Number Construction Cost Construction Start Construction Complete
LD-24-007A $2M Sept. 2018 Nov. 2019
Project Description Fact Sheet​​​
Construction activities on the Indianapolis Local Flood Protection Project will keep the system in compliance with the federal standards to remain in the US Army Corps of Engineers Levee Rehabilitation and Inspection Program. Phase 1 will include rehabilitation of the WR-17 and WR-18 levee segments, generally along the east bank of the White River between Washington Street and 10th Street. Phase 2 will include the FC-01 levee segment, generally along the south bank of Fall Creek, from 10th Street to 12th Street.
Meetings 7/10/18 - Indiana State Museum

Upper Blue Creek Neighborhood Drainage Improvements
Project Number Construction Cost Construction Start Construction Complete
SD-06-003 $2.4M Feb. 2019 Oct. 2019
Project Description Fact Sheet​​​​
A combination of improvements to detention basins along the north side of 75th Street, and new roadside drainage infrastructure along 75th Street and Hague Road will mitigate flooding in the Upper Blue Creek watershed. This drainage work will be accompanied by new ADA-accessible sidewalks and other pedestrian improvements along Hague Road (from 82nd Street south to Scarborough Boulevard S Drive) and along 75th Street (from Shadeland Avenue to Hague Road).
Meetings 2/13/18 - Faith Presbyterian Church

Perry & Franklin Twp Drainage Improvements
Project Number Construction Cost Construction Start Construction Complete
SD-38-024 $650K March 2019 Dec. 2019
Project Description Fact Sheet​​​​
A combination of drainage ditch improvements and pipe installation will remedy drainage concerns at two locations in Perry and Franklin Townships. Construction along Epler Avenue focused near its intersection with Victoria Drive, and along Hamlyn Street from Exchange Street to McGregor Street. [12/29/17: While originally scheduled for 2018, a delay in the land acquisition process now leads DPW to estimate that construction will occur in 2019.]
Meetings 7/11/17 - Franklin Twp Trustees Office

Rockville Road Corridor Drainage Improvements
Project Number Construction Cost Construction Start Construction Complete
SD-22-052 $4.3M June 2019 Dec. 2020
Project Description Fact Sheet​​​​​
The Rockville Road Corridor Neighborhood Drainage Improvement project will mitigate chronic flooding in residential areas on either side of Rockville Road (between Girls School and High School roads) with the introduction of new or improved drainage infrastructure, including standard and hybrid ditches. Constructed in phases, and coordinated with Citizens Energy Group projects, the location south of Rockville Road will begin construction in mid-2019 with the locations north of Rockville following 6-9 months afterward.
Meetings 11/1/2018 - Westlake Elementary School

Indianapolis North Flood Damage Reduction Project
Project Description Learn more
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is working with the City of Indianapolis to construct a levee on the City’s north side. Upon completion, the levee will protect the Broad Ripple, Warfleigh, Meridian Kessler and Butler Tarkington neighborhoods.

Rocky Ripple Local Flood Damage Reduction Project
Project Description LD-10-006
In February 2017, the City of Indianapolis announced that it would commit up to $10M over 5 years to local flood damage reduction opportunities, specifically for the protection of the Town of Rocky Ripple and Butler University. This project would be separate from, but in coordination with the Indianapolis North Flood Damage Reduction Project.

 Also in February 2017, the City of Indianapolis published a study (included below) prepared by AECOM including an assessment of the range of options related to flood protection for the Town of Rocky Ripple.

In March 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding (included below) was signed by representatives of Indy DPW, the Town of Rocky Ripple and Butler University solidifying a relationship of continued coordination on matters related to water quality, flood protection, erosion control and stormwater management. This document built on an earlier MOA signed in September 2016.

In June 2017, Indy DPW attended a Town of Rocky Ripple public meeting to present preliminary alternatives on what types of flood protection infrastructure may be possible in Rocky Ripple.

In August 2018, the City of Indianapolis DPW published 'Geotechnical Evaluation and Alternative Development' for Project LD-10-006, after review and coordination with Butler University and the Town of Rocky Ripple. This document is included below.

In September 2018, the Town of Rocky Ripple held a meeting on the Butler University campus at which DPW staff and engineers from AECOM presented the Geotechnical Evaluation and Alternative Development process and displayed sample photo renderings from various project alternatives, including the preferred Alternative 3: "Low Impact Levee." The presentation is included below.
Resources Rocky Ripple Meeting Presentation (9/6/18)
Geotechnical Evaluation and Alternative Development​
Rocky Ripple - City of Indy MOU​
2017 AECOM Study​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Town of Rocky Ripple website



Projects Completed in 2018​


Buffalo Creek Bank Stabilization
Project Number Construction Cost Construction Start Construction Complete
CH-46-081 $140K Sept. 2017 May 2018
Project Description Fact Sheet​
For the continued longevity of the Buffalo Creek bank, construction work will remove vegetation and eroded earth currently on site just north of Country Woods Drive; this will be replaced by new earth, reinforced with Geoweb® erosion control technology, on which revegetation can safely occur.
Meetings 8/17/17 - Southwood Assembly of God

63rd Place Neighborhood Drainage Improvements
Project Number Bid Date Construction Start Construction Complete
SD-11-611 Aug. 2017 Oct. 2017 June 2018
Project Description Fact Sheet​​
A combination of stormwater infrastructure improvements, PaveDrain installation and street resurfacing will allow stormwater to run away more easily from a portion of E 63rd Place and nearby sections of Carrollton Avenue and Ferguson Street south of 64th Street.
Meetings 7/13/17 - Broad Ripple Village Association​



Projects Completed in 2017​


SD-32-012: Gateway South Drainage Improvements
Project Description Fact Sheet
The construction of new infrastructure to better collect stormwater and allow it to run away. Improved st​orm sewers will reduce the damage associated with the frequent flooding that the Gateway South neighborhood has experienced in the past.

SD-00-045G: Misc. Countywide Drainage Improvements
Project Description
Drainage Improvements in 6 Locations around the north side of Marion County: 79th and Noel, Bush's Run in Eagle Creek Park, 5116 Wexford, 5619 Enright, E. 83rd St. and 1097 Helen Dr.)

SD-40-046: Farhill Downs Detention Basin Rehabilitation
Project Description Fact Sheet​
Neighborhood drainage improvements in Area 1: 38th to 42nd and Emerson to Hawthorne, and Area 2: 38th to 40th from Layman to Audobon
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SD-19-08B: 40th St - Butler Ave Drainage Improvements
Project Description Fact Sheet​
Holistic drainage rehabilitation for the neighborhood near the intersection of 40th Street and Butler Avenue. Solutions to the drainage problems involve installation of hybrid ditches and permeable gutters.The hybrid ditches parallel the edges of pavement along streets and tie into existing storm water infrastructure.
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Vegetation and Encroachment Management for Levees & Floodwall Repair

To report a drainage concern  or illicit discharge in the City of Indianapolis (including on university campuses), call: (317) 924-3311  *2